Remind Yourself Why You were Angry Before You Get Carried Away by it

Japanese economy continued to shrink for the subsequent quarter. For the quarter ended in December 2015, a -0.4% growth was reported. As the news came out, financial analysts and opponents of Abenomics started to sense the end of Government’s financial policies. Government led by Prime…

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Updated cost of living for a family in Tokyo, Japan

“Cost of living in Tokyo” has been one of the blog posts with maximum number of comments in this site. We have tried to answer to many of the queries asked by the visitors. At the same time we admit our failure to respond in…

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Memories of a Traumatic Disaster

Today is March 11. It was exactly four years ago that deadly tsunami hit the northern prefectures of Japan and devastated. The subsequent aftershocks and the whole Fukushima episode had literally frightened and placed people in Japan at high levels of uncertainty. That was the…

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A Fresh and Rejuvenating Restart

For quite a long time, I could not update this blog. Still I used to receive some comments on the blog. I tried to reply to some of them, but admit my failure for majority of the comments. Interestingly almost 90 percent of the comments…

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Programming The Crowd by Conditioned Reflexes

There was an interesting sharing yesterday by one of my friends in facebook. The shared post was a slide showing the result of an experiment by scientists carried out on a group of monkeys. The outcome of the experiment is interesting and has significant importance…

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Solar Eclipse in Tokyo – A Rare Celestial Meeting

From our balcony, it was clearly visible – the celestial meeting that occurred after 173 years in Tokyo – the solar eclipse. For kids, it was a wonderful experience they were happy as if the sun, moon and earth came out of their textbooks. It…

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Regain Your Waning Romance in Koishikawa Korakuen Garden

26 minutes by train, Koishikawa Korakuen garden, was the easily accessible garden from our place, not yet visited, found appealing and recommended by many visitors. When we reached, the climate was good. The day was not recommended for an outing since rain was on schedule…

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What Makes Japanese People Different from Others?

Every time I read about the street fights and hooligan hostilities in my country I am more convinced that we are still at the primitive stage of human civilizations though it is widely thought otherwise. The motivation to start writing this post is Mr. Omar…

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Japanese Way of Redesigning The Nature And It’s Resources

God (not in the institutionalized form but in an absolute sense) might have His own plans, but human beings have their own plans. Both may not necessarily be the same. When it contradicts there is a conflict, which may result in catastrophes. We call them…

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What Percentage of the Salary a Foreigner Can Save in Japan?

Some of the visitors to this blog were interested to know the living expenses in Japan and how much they can save. It is quite natural to have these concerns about living costs before one makes final decision to come to Japan. For expatriates, apart…

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Disaster is a fact, so is life and death

Some weeks back, along with friends I conducted some measurements to verify the radiation levels at different locations of Komatsugawa, especially where our children frequently play on weekends. Almost 9 months have passed since the disaster, still the fear of radiation linger in the minds…

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Providing education is not a business at India International School in Japan

This is the second post about India International School in Japan (IISJ) in this blog. The first post was before more than two and a half years after a visit to the school when my elder daughter joined the kindergarten. Now the reason behind this…

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Ropeway trip from Nihondaira to Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

One of the possible options to reach at the Toshogu shrine dedicated to the Tokugawa Ieyasu, the great emperor of Japan, is to ride a bus from JR Shizuoka station to the Kunozan Yamashita. As the name indicates, Kunozan yamashita bus stop is at the…

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